Wings Aviation Museum

Wings Aviation Museum, Balcombe: Hours, Address, Wings Aviation Museum Reviews: 5/5

Wings Aviation Museum
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Delightful focused collection of WW11 artifacts in large barn. C-47 Dakota fuselage and remains of many substantial and rare aircraft recovered from all over Europe. Clever yet grim photographs of the Dora underground rocket factory. Plenty of sound effects and memorabilia. Open 6 days a week Tuesdays to Sundays, closed Mondays, open Bank Holiday Mondays.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Chrissie B
London, England, United Kingdom3 contributions
Fascinating and moving
Nov. 2021 • Couples
Very much enjoyed our second visit to the Wings Museum. There is so much to see and take in that it merits a second trip.

Each object has a story, many profoundly moving.

We plan to go back again when the radio shack is open.
Written 7 November 2021
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jackie
5 contributions
a great afternoon out
Oct. 2021 • Couples
a very warm welcome from volunteers at the museum. enormous amount of material and authentic exhibits. the personal stories with medals and photos of actual people from the war service was so touching and informative.
Written 17 October 2021
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Peter C
1 contribution
A unique day out.
Oct. 2021
We visited the Museum yesterday. The star attraction was the start up of a renovated Merlin engine from a crashed Halifax bomber. This was a considerable engineering feat and is a superb example of dedication and hard work - typical of the Museum. What is so delightful is the variability of the collection of items. Of particular interest amongst many items was the fuselage of the Bell P-63 recovered from Russia, the restored Austin 7 and the C-47. As one might expect, the staff were very knowledgeable, full of good humour and unstuffy.

This is a unique collection and well worth a visit.
Written 10 October 2021
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Elaine
1 contribution
Gave me goosebumps
Oct. 2021 • Friends
Visited this amazing little Gem today, mesmerising and chilling at the same time. Great work kev/Dan
Written 9 October 2021
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josh p
3 contributions
Fantastic and interesting
Sep. 2021 • Friends
Was very interesting ended up talking to 2 very nice volunteers who gave me and my friend some very interesting history about all the artifacts in the building and about how the museum started
Written 16 September 2021
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Karen R
8 contributions
Fantastic
Sep. 2021 • Couples
Great Museum, very helpful and knowledgable Staff. lots of exhibits and stories to read some very moving to read. if you are interested in the Battle of Britain or aircraft archeology this museum is a must.
Written 10 September 2021
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Mrs C
1 contribution
Super
Sep. 2021 • Family
Such a wonderful museum, so much to see and learn. Every volunteer was so helpful, eager and informative, really lovely to have been shown some special treasurers and then found out about them from their knowledge. My lad even got to try some of the items including holding a gun, wearing a hat & parachute. He loved his visit. Thank you so much
Written 9 September 2021
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Tom G
5 contributions
A unique collection of ww2 flying artrfacts
Sep. 2021 • Family
A really informative and moving collection of artefacts, organised into themed displays. None of the polish of the bigger museums and all the better for it!
Written 3 September 2021
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Andrew S
1 contribution
Great local museum with passionate volunteers.
Aug. 2021 • Family
Great museum focused on WW2 and RAF, the volunteers really know their stuff and have a passion for their subjects. Great to hear they filmed the Band of Brothers in the Dakota.
Written 17 August 2021
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Jackie F
1 contribution
Amazing Experience
Aug. 2021
We visited with our 2 grandchildren aged 11 and 10, and they had such a lovely time. All the staff were very informative, and a big thank you to Jeff for giving the children a taste of carrying a heavy parachute, and the experience of jumping out of the back of the plane. Money well spent, and we would definitely recommend a visit. Thanks again
Written 17 August 2021
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Wings Aviation Museum is open:
  • Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm